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The Temperance Arcana (節制, Sessei)? is a recurring Arcana in the Persona series.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Portrayed as a woman with angel wings mixing up the water of two cups, one blue, the other red, the Temperance Arcana is a symbol of synthesis, prudence, harmony, and the merging of opposites.

Gameplay-wise, the Personas of the Temperance Arcana are often well-rounded Personas. Personas of the Temperance Arcana are mythological figures associated with balance and moderation. The Temperance Arcana is primarily home to mythological beasts rather than human figures.

Characters of the Temperance Arcana are often struggling to find a balance in their lives and in their hobbies.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

List of Personas[edit | edit source]

Megami Ibunroku Persona[edit | edit source]

The player can guarantee a fusion accident resulting in a Temperance Arcana persona by starting from a "hard reset" (as in, not already mid-game and loading a save or selecting "Return to Title") and performing any type of fusion after taking exactly 49 steps in an area where no enemies will attack, such as the Mikage Sun Mall.

Persona Level
PSP Revelations
Anubis Anuvis 32
Genbu * Gemb 45

Persona 2[edit | edit source]

Innocent Sin[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Harpy 5
Fjalar 19
Stymphalides 37
Phoenix 54
Suzaku * 59

Eternal Punishment[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Harpy 5
Fearal 19
Stuparideth 37
Phoenix 54
Suzaku * 63

Persona 3[edit | edit source]

The Temperance Arcana Social Link is represented by Andre Roland Jean Gérard (also known as Bebe), a French exchange student of Gekkoukan High School. The Protagonist can initiate the Social Link once the Hierophant Arcana Social Link has reached to a sufficient level. Furthermore, if the Protagonist's Academics are high enough, he can meet Bebe in the home economics room at Gekkoukan High School.

The Temperance Arcana powers up eveytime the Protagonist attends the home economics activities and interact with Bebe, where he helps him in various activities. Completing the Temperance Arcana Social Link bestows the Ultimate Form of the Temperance Arcana, Byakko, the king of all beasts.

Persona Level
Nigi Mitama 12
Mithra 22
Genbu 29
Seiryuu 36
Oukuninushi 44
Suzaku 51
Byakko 56

FES / Portable[edit | edit source]

The Temperance Arcana remains relatively the same as Persona 3, however, the Ultimate Form of the Temperance Arcana was replaced with Yurlungur, governor of the heavens. Byakko was instead changed to a standard Persona of the Temperance Arcana.

Persona Level
Nigi Mitama 12
Mithra 22
Genbu 29
Seiryuu 36
Oukuninushi 44
Suzaku 51
Byakko 57
Yurlungur 64

Persona 4[edit | edit source]

The Temperance Arcana Social Link is represented by Eri Minami in Persona 4. The Protagonist can initiate the Social Link by accepting the Assistant Day-Care Part-time job, which is available during Monday, Friday and Saturday, and only in Sunny or Cloudy weathers. Working in the Day Care Part-time job also increases the Protagonist' 'Understanding' Characteristics parameters.

In the events of the Temperance Arcana Social Link, the Protagonist helps Eri in bonding with her stepchild, as well as her pressure of being someone's 'second wife'. Completing the Social Link bestows the Ultimate Form the Temperance Arcana, Vishnu, the Preserver of the World.

Persona Level
Apsaras 4
Sylph 11
Xiezhai 16
Nigi Mitama 23
Mithra 31
Genbu 40
Seiryuu 47
Suzaku 54
Byakko 62
Yurlungur 69
Vishnu 73

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Apsaras 3
Xiezhai 12
Mithra 27
Genbu 35
Seiryuu 40
Suzaku 48
Byakko 61
Vishnu 72

Persona 5[edit | edit source]

The Temperance Arcana is represented by the Confidant with Sadayo Kawakami, which ranks up as the protagonist interacts with her. This Confidant unlocks various bonuses, such as napping, crafting or reading during school lectures, item making without passing time and the ability to do night-time activities after going to the Palace as it ranks up.

Completing the Temperance Arcana Confidant will also bestow the ultimate form of the Arcana, Ardha.

Persona Level
Genbu 7
Koppa Tengu 11
Makami 15
Nigi Mitama 20
Jikokuten 25
Mithra 33
Byakko 49
Raja Naga 55
Seiryu 62
Gabriel 77
Ardha 84

Royal[edit | edit source]

In Persona 5 Royal, the selection of Temperance Arcana has been adjusted slightly, with Nigi Mitama and Seiryu now moved to Councillor Arcana.

Persona Level
Genbu 7
Koppa Tengu 11
Makami 15
Jikokuten 22
Mithra 33
Byakko 45
Raja Naga 55
Gabriel 77
Ardha 84

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Apsaras 4
Silky 10
Bicorn 17
Mithra 24
Genbu 32
Seiryu 41
Suzaku 48
Byakko 56
Mithras 64
Vishnu 72

List of Demons[edit | edit source]

Persona 2[edit | edit source]

Innocent Sin[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Harpy 5
Moh Shuvuu 12
Fjalar 19
Camazotz 28
Stymphalides 37
Vucub-Caquix 45
Phoenix 54

Eternal Punishment[edit | edit source]

Persona Level
Harpie 5
Mou Shobo 12
Fearal 19
Kamasos 28
Stuparideth 37
Vucub-Kakish 45
Phoenix 54
Kau 62

Characters[edit | edit source]

Character Game
Andre Laurent Jean Geraux Persona 3
Eri Minami Persona 4
Sadayo Kawakami Persona 5

Card Designs[edit | edit source]

 
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Persona 2
 
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Persona 3 FES
 
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Persona 5


Major Arcana
0. Fool Arcana - I. Magician Arcana - 1(E). Councillor Arcana - II. Priestess Arcana - III. Empress Arcana - IV. Emperor Arcana - V. Hierophant Arcana - V(T). Priest Arcana - VI. Lovers Arcana - VII. Chariot Arcana - VIII. Strength Arcana/Justice Arcana - IX. Hermit Arcana - X. Fortune Arcana - XI. Justice Arcana/Strength Arcana - XI(T). Hunger Arcana - XII. Hanged Man Arcana - XIII. Death Arcana - XIV. Temperance Arcana - XV. Devil Arcana - XVI. Tower Arcana - XVII. Star Arcana - XVIII. Moon Arcana - XIX. Sun Arcana - XX. Judgement Arcana - XX(T). Aeon Arcana - XXI. World Arcana - XXI(T). Universe Arcana - (VS) Faith Arcana - (VS) Hope Arcana
Minor Arcana
Suit of Coins - Suit of Cups - Suit of Swords - Suit of Wands
Shadow Arcana
I. Arcana Magician - II. Arcana Priestess - III. Arcana Empress - IV. Arcana Emperor - V. Arcana Hierophant - VI. Arcana Lovers - VII. Arcana Chariot - VIII. Arcana Justice - IX. Arcana Hermit - X. Arcana Fortune - XI. Arcana Strength - XII. Arcana Hanged Man - XIII. Death
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